Odds and Ends
12 5, 6:58am
Not sure which event this might be referring to.
The actual independence of Ireland happened shortly after WW1, Britain unfortunately wasn't all that distracted anymore and lots of guerrilla violence and paramilitary abuses occurred before Ireland got independence.
They were still part of the British Empire though, in the same way as like Canada and Australia at the time. So "independent" was kind of gray, and it was changing throughout the lifetime of that status.
Then as WW2 was starting to bubble up in 37', Ireland broke with all that British Empire nonsense entirely.